Careless Tweets Cost Lives: British Ads Against Oversharing

More

It's hard not to make fun of the British Defense Ministry's new public service announcements about social media. Directed at servicemen and women who have mobile phones and computers and Facebook accounts, et cetera, the message is clear. "It's not just your friends and family reading your updates," says one of the new ads, or "adverts" in British. "Think before you tweet/blog/update/tag/comment/check-in/upload/text/share," instructs another. My goodness, that's sort of saying that basically everything people do on the internet is jeopardizing the war on terror. Even your mom is endangering crown and country!

Read the full story at The Atlantic Wire.

Jump to comments
Presented by

The Atlantic Wire is your authoritative guide to the news and ideas that matter most right now.

Get Today's Top Stories in Your Inbox (preview)

An Eerie Tour of Chernobyl's Wasteland

"Do not touch the water. There is nothing more irradiated than the water itself."


Join the Discussion

After you comment, click Post. If you’re not already logged in you will be asked to log in or register. blog comments powered by Disqus

Video

Is Technology Making Us Better Storytellers?

The minds behind House of Cards and The Moth weigh in.

Video

A Short Film That Skewers Hollywood

A studio executive concocts an animated blockbuster. Who cares about the story?

Video

In Online Dating, Everyone's a Little Bit Racist

The co-founder of OKCupid shares findings from his analysis of millions of users' data.

Video

What Is a Sandwich?

We're overthinking sandwiches, so you don't have to.

Video

Let's Talk About Not Smoking

Why does smoking maintain its allure? James Hamblin seeks the wisdom of a cool person.

Writers

Up
Down

More in Technology

Just In